The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Shona Livelihood System of Southeast Zimbabwe

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Title:
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Shona Livelihood System of Southeast Zimbabwe
Author:
Mazzeo, John
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This study aims to understand the mechanisms by which HIV/AIDS affects the means, relations and processes of rural livelihood systems practiced by the Shona living in the arid southeastern region of Zimbabwe. It shows how these households that participate in that livelihood system and respond to the shocks and stresses associated with HIV/AIDS. During fieldwork in 2004 and 2005, this region underwent a severe and prolonged drought resulting in the widespread loss of staple crops and placing the nation in a declared food emergency. Widespread poverty, stigma and an inadequate health care system further exacerbate the crisis created by HIV infection, limiting the range of household options to access care and nutrition. I propose that HIV/AIDS constitutes a shock or threat to the functioning of a livelihood system and its ability to respond to drought. The analysis investigates a set of mechanisms internal to the Shona livelihood system to show the impacts of HIV/AIDS at the household level. It presents a scenario in which the harsh synergism of drought and HIV/AIDS result in significant loss of livelihood security.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Anthropology
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Baro, Mamadou A
Committee Chair:
Baro, Mamadou A

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Shona Livelihood System of Southeast Zimbabween_US
dc.creatorMazzeo, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMazzeo, Johnen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to understand the mechanisms by which HIV/AIDS affects the means, relations and processes of rural livelihood systems practiced by the Shona living in the arid southeastern region of Zimbabwe. It shows how these households that participate in that livelihood system and respond to the shocks and stresses associated with HIV/AIDS. During fieldwork in 2004 and 2005, this region underwent a severe and prolonged drought resulting in the widespread loss of staple crops and placing the nation in a declared food emergency. Widespread poverty, stigma and an inadequate health care system further exacerbate the crisis created by HIV infection, limiting the range of household options to access care and nutrition. I propose that HIV/AIDS constitutes a shock or threat to the functioning of a livelihood system and its ability to respond to drought. The analysis investigates a set of mechanisms internal to the Shona livelihood system to show the impacts of HIV/AIDS at the household level. It presents a scenario in which the harsh synergism of drought and HIV/AIDS result in significant loss of livelihood security.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBaro, Mamadou Aen_US
dc.contributor.chairBaro, Mamadou Aen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWoodson, Drexel G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFinan, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristopherson, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2423en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748330en_US
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